Saturday, July 03, 2010

Yeah, we've been busy -- mostly completely repainting everything and taking care of ANYTHING that frustrated us or needed fixed.

Chicken news:  Black was being so totally broody she stopped laying.  Could not convince her to stop.

In the cartoon book, Memories of a Former Kid, by Bob Artley, he describes how to de-broody a hen:  Put her in a small cage by herself and feed her naught but cracked corn and water.

So I cracked some of Dan's bulk popcorn in a blender and put Black into the little isolation cage for chicks or sick chickens.  After 3 days, I put her back into her own pen with Red -- she not only had stopped being broody, within a day she was laying again.

See?  Cartoons solve everything!

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